Instagram will soon get full screen feeds, hints Mark Zuckerberg

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Instagram will soon get full screen feeds, hints Mark Zuckerberg
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  • Instagram confirmed testing of full-screen feeds via its Twitter handle.
  • Mark Zuckerberg shared a preview of this feature through an Instagram post.
  • Reportedly, the full-screen feed seems to tweak shortcuts for accessing the inbox, sharing photos and more.
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Instagram is testing a new full screen mode for its feed with an aim to make content more immersive and discoverable. According to Meta’s spokesperson, Seine Kim, currently, this feature is available to a limited number of people.

If you are one of those limited people then you might be able to see videos in full-screen mode while scrolling through your Instagram feed.

Instagram has confirmed the same, via a tweet from CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. He also shared a preview of the full-screen feed testing on his Instagram story, stating that the photos are an important part of Instagram.

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Moreover, the new look of Instagram will look similar to TikTok feeds. This feature is currently under testing and it will be accessible soon to the users, the company said.

Earlier this month, Instagram was seen experimenting with full-screen photos and video though it still had white bars on the bottom and top of the screen. The main navigation bar was also left unchanged.
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The new-look seems to bring some changes to shortcuts for accessing the messages inbox and creating new posts on the platform. So far, we can say the new look of Instagram is going to be very similar to TikTok’s Clear mode.

This will be the first time when Meta is developing such a feature to compete with the Chinese app TikTok. Also, it will be interesting to see how Indian users are going to react to this full-screen mode as it is similar to TikTok. Remember, the Chinese app TikTok was banned in India back in 2020 along with 118 other apps.

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